The Authority is asking people if they would be prepared to pay an average extra £5 per household per year to help them achieve their vision. The precept is the share of council tax that fire services get for the forthcoming 2023/2024 financial year.

Fire authorities can seek to increase their council tax precept by up to £5.00 per year for a Band D property. This would raise enough funds to enable the Authority to maintain its current level of services and meet some of the pressures it faces from inflation and rising costs.
 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority will consider its budget in February and at the meeting it will set its council tax precept.  Before deciding what to do the Authority is keen to understand what people think.  The survey, which is open until Tuesday 31 January 2023, can be accessed via the link above. 

Impacts on council tax bands
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  • Band A - an increase of £3.33 per year, taking the annual precept from £48.12 to £51.45
  • Band B - an increase of £3.89 per year, taking the annual precept from £56.14 to £60.03
  • Band C - an increase of £4.44 per year, taking the annual precept from £64.16 to £68.60
  • Band D - an increase of £5.00 per year, taking the annual precept from £72.18 to £77.18
  • Band E - an increase of £6.11 per year, taking the annual precept from £88.22 to £94.33
  • Band F - an increase of £7.22 per year, taking the annual precept from £104.26 to £111.48
  • Band G - an increase of £8.33 per year, taking the annual precept from £120.30 to £128.63
  • Band H - an increase of £10.00 per year, taking the annual precept from £144.36 to £154.36